Performing with BUMS

BECOME A PERFORMING BUM

Interested in joining a BUMS Community Band?

We’re serious about music, but we focus on having fun – and you will too when you join us!

You don’t have to be a virtuoso to perform in one of our community bands, just willing to practise and participate. The members bring different tastes, genres and ideas to each of our bands. All financial members are eligible to join one of our community bands and be a performing BUM. 

Our community bands represent BUMS Inc and perform all over Brisbane at community events and festivals from Kenilworth and Caboolture to Redland Bay, and enjoy supporting worthy causes like, The Pyjama Foundation, Parkinson’s Queensland, Cure for Brain Cancer and MS Queensland.

Read what some of our long-standing performing members said about their band BUMS Inc experiences, here on the Performing page.


JOIN A COMMUNITY BAND

BUMS Inc runs community bands at three locations. To join a group, email for more details.

Coorparoo
Flukey meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of the month at 7:00 pm, Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.

Corinda
The CAGE (for adults) and Free Range chUKES (for children and young people), meet on the first three Sunday’s of the month (excluding school holidays), 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Corinda State School, 330 Cliveden Avenue, Corinda.

Zillmere
NUMB BUMS meets every Monday (except public holidays) at 6:45 pm, Zillmere Community Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere.


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF PERFORMING

Belonging to a BUMS community bands offers regular, more frequent opportunities to have fun, get to know fellow ukulele players and improve our playing confidence and skills.

Our bands work on new repertoire at the beginning of each year, so January and February are the best time to join. Get in early and you’ll have a say in the song choices and arrangements.

As well as expanding your ukulele repertoire, with support from fellow band members, and advice from band leaders, you’ll have opportunities to:

  • Learn to sing lead and harmonise
  • Use a microphone
  • Speak in public
  • Care for sound and audio equipment
  • Operate sound mixing equipment
  • Plan set lists
  • Format songs
  • Arrange songs for group performances
  • Incorporate percussion and other instruments
  • Consider stage presentation
  • Set up and pack up for a gig
  • Design and make costumes.